UO Black Student Task Force and the Black Lives Matter Keynote Address from March 7th 2016: Brittney C Cooper. #Sayhername

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow from University of Alabama Brittney Cooper

Brittney C. Cooper, # Say Her Name: “Toward a Gender-Inclusive Movement for Black Lives”

Brittney Cooper is Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. She is a Black feminist theorist who specializes in the study of Black women’s intellectual history, Hip Hop generation feminism, and race and gender representation in popular culture. Her forthcoming book Race Women: Gender and the Making of a Black Public Intellectual Tradition (University of Illinois Press) examines the long history of Black women’s thought leadership in the U.S., with a view toward reinvigorating contemporary scholarly and popular conversations about Black feminism.